Every single one of us has our insecurities, it's a part of our everyday life fitting in and existing in a world that expects the world of us. A world where we are told to pluck, shave, tint, tan, sculpt, paint, curl, enhance, inject, diet and reduce where we can. It can be overwhelming and the pressure to conform can cause us to lose our self-love, making us question our worth and value. A stunning way to overcome this though is through community and conversation. When we are open and vulnerable about what makes us feel insecure it makes us realise that we are not alone. Through conversation, we can connect and heal, re-shaping how we feel about ourselves and encouraging others' self-beliefs.
We have had some pretty raw and honest conversations in the office this week about what our insecurities are, where they form from, how we deal with them and things we do to remind ourselves that we are whole and perfectly imperfect just the way we are.
A general consensus of cause and effect was the growing influence of social media portraying unrealistic beauty standards. We cherry-pick the best situation, light, outfit and filter to enhance the most beautiful aspects of ourselves. It doesn't help that you can filter yourself to look like a completely different person, one smoother and more acceptable to some beauty standard that only truly exists within a virtual world.
So let's start that conversation. We opened up in office and we spoke about what our biggest insecurity is and what we do to help support self love and care. Here are our answers babes, we hope this inspires more self-love and self-care in your own life.